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Manic Monday – Just Another Manic Monday

Today is the second day of the year and a very sad day it is. It is the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow I must return to work. I do miss my team, and some of my work colleagues, but I don’t miss the office for a moment.
This year, I’m determined to find a way to work it all out – making the income, loving the work, and building necessary relationships.
To make it through the day I listen to my inner voice. It tells me: “I can do this, think positive, relax, ignore the fact that I have no other option than to return to work, make the most of the day.” My inner voice is not helpful today. Instead I turn to another form of relaxation: my designs.
I reach for a coloring page and find joy in a childhood pastime. It is the best form of relaxation. I pass the time coloring and watching Once Upon a Time.
Hours later and I’ve made it through another Manic Monday. Tomorrow new challenges await.

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Coloring Pages


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Manic Monday Bonus Transformation: Splish Splash

Theme: Splish Splash
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: KiddyKit Designs. Sketch will be posted 12/6/2011
Materials: 3 photos
Paper: 3 – 1 pattern, 2 plain
Main Colors: Red, Pink
Supporting Colors: Creme
Embellishments: Frames, doodle shapes
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Tips: Crop photos creating by using layering
Goal: Summer days in New York are hot and often uncomfortable. What better way to pass the time than to grab the family and head to the waterpark. Plan the trip during a birthday and kill 2 birds with one stone. Happy Birthday Trina.

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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Birthdays, Summer


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Transformation Thursday: About Me

Theme: About Me
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: KiddyKit Designs. Sketch posted 8/9/2011
Materials: 2 photos
Papers: 5 – 5 patterns
Font: VonFont, JasmineUPC
Main Colors: Blue
Supporting Colors: Green, Yellow
Embellishments: Balloons, moon, stars, book, toys, clouds, tags, decorative swirls
Sources: KiddyKit Designs Digital Elements
Details: Kids will never know the sacrifices that are made by parents. Being an auntie I also don’t realize the sacrifice but I am like a parent in that I would do anything for the children in my life.

The birth of my nephew was a scary time, the family was on edge thinking we could lose my sister. This was Try’s first kid and she was all alone, it hurts me to think of how scared she was without her family to help her through. My mom got a parents worst call informing her my sister was on the edge of life; she needed to fly to Washington immediately; we were all shell shocked. But nothing beats the power of prayer, hope and faith.
I look at my nephew, my sister and her husband. I silently say thank you father for your blessings and mercy. You are an awesome sister and mother. Your sacrifice tells the world you have the heart of a angel.

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Babies


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Template Tuesday – Featured Template: About Me

Inspiration Source: KiddyKit Designs
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 8 Elements – 2 photos, 5 papers: 5 patterns, 1 potential embellishment
Supporting Materials: Color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Details: The birth of my nephew was a scary time for my family. We feared losing my sister who had a challenging delivery. No parents wants to get the call – “come immediately your daughter is dying.” No family wants to live in antipication of hearing today was a day of lost. God’s blessings saved the day. Two siblings later my sister is the healthy happy woman she was destined to be. I love you sis.
Upcoming: Check back 8/11/2011 for the final design

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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in Babies


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Design Thursday – Featured Design: Express Yourself

I remember when my sister came home from the hospital as a newborn. We were all so excited for yet another for yet another baby – don’t know why because I think 8 kids were already enough, but we were. I don’t remember everything about the day but I recall running out to meet my parents before they even made it to the front door. I hate to admit it but she was an adorable baby. We doted on her for months on end.

I remember my mom speaking to someone one day and she was so proud of my baby sister. She said to her friend: “I don’t know what she’s going to be in life but I know she will be something great”. Mom was positive my sister was destined for the big time. Luckily, for mom’s sake, she turned out to be a smart kid, and my baby sister is determined to be greater than life. She love the spotlight. Singing, dancing, photography, modeling, fashion, you name it, she wants it. One day we’ll see her name on a billboard somewhere I’m sure.

More importantly than all that, she knows how to have fun. Whether it’s chilling with family or hanging with her girls there’s always a camera handy, and she’s always ready for the action. This photo to me reflects her fun and serious side. I know her goal of fame and fortune is waiting right around the corner and when it comes she’ll be ready. If nothing else she certainly knows how to Express Yourself.

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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in Friends


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Transformation Thursday: I’m Upset

Theme: I’m Upset
Type: Digital Design
Size: 12×12 Template
Sketch Inspiration: KiddyKit Designs. Sketch posted 3/24/2011
Materials: 2 photos
Paper: 13 – 3 patterns, 10 plain, 1 journal tag
Main Colors: Red, Blue
Supporting Colors: Pea Green, Brown
Embellishments: Angry Brads
Notes: Today was not a fun day for my nephew Xavier. He wanted to be a brat and say and do whatever his little mind thought was right. Normally he would get to have his way, but today was not one of those days, so he complained about it to whomever would listen. Auntie Sherry was the mean adult and so not his friend.

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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Babies


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Template Tuesday – I’m Upset

Inspiration Source: KiddyKit Designs
Basic Materials: 12×12 design template, 21 Elements – 2 photos, 13 papers: 10 plain, 3 pattern, 6 embellishments
Supporting Materials: Color swatch
Tools: Adobe Photoshop
Details: Kids can be a challenge. Some days you will be seen as the bad guy. The thing to remember is it’s all temporary. A few minutes later your being the bad guy becomes a distant memory – as if it never happened.
Upcoming: Check back 5/26/2011 for the final design
Notes: I love you Xavier. On this day you were very upset your Auntie Sherry. I’m happy we quickly kissed and made up. I couldn’t stand having you – my adorable nephew – mad at me for long.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Babies


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